OK. I am totally illiterate when it comes to Langs. What is the use of the inner cover?
I am trying to change the shape of my bars. The way they are now there is no space between them. I tapered the bottom of each bar 45^ and cut a wax groove to keep the bees from crosscombing. That worked excellent. I usually put minimal amount of starter wax in the grooves and when I donÂ’t the bees just follow the taper anyway.
I now want to trim the bars so there is a space for the bees to fly in and out when I work the hive. Of course I donÂ’t want them permanently exposed so IÂ’m thinking to build an inner cover. Am I reinventing the wheel? Has anybody done this before? What are the pros and cons?
IÂ’ll include a picture to show what I mean just in case my explanation wasnÂ’t confusing enough. [img]tongue.gif[/img]